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Useful BLM reading

Reni Eddo Lodge, Why I’m no longer talking to white people about racism

She also has a podcast “About Race” (

Layla Saad, Me and White Supremacy The author talks about it here

Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Anti-Racist

Robin Diangelo, White Fragility

This recent interview with Robin Diangelo is a really good start for white people in particular (There is a short video but a long written interview.)

Akala, Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire

David Olosuga, Black and British: A Forgotten History Monday evenings weekly and episodes all available on i-player.

David Olusoga, Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners which is on I player 

Afua Hirsch, On Race, Identity and Belonging

Peter Fryer, Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain

Peter Fryer, Black People in the British Empire

Adam Hochschild, Bury the Chains

Ian Macdonald, Murder in the Playground: Report of the Macdonald Inquiry into Racism and Racial Violence in Manchester Schools

William Macpherson, The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report


Monica Ali, Brick Lane

Bernadine Evaristo, Girl, Women, Other

Salman Rushdie, Satanic Verses

Andrea Levy, Small Island

Zadie Smith, White Teeth

Toni Morrison, Beloved

Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes were watching God


POETRY/RAP                                  (YouTube often a good source)

Benjamin Zephaniah


Grace Nichols

John Agard

Lemn Sissay – (also his autobiography My Name is Why)

Linton Kwesi Johnson


Valerie Bloom


Akala (Oxford Union address)

BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee

Do the Right Thing – Spike Lee

I Am Not Your Negro – (an Arena production using the words of James Baldwin)

The People v. O. J. Simpson – Alexander and Karaszewski

13th – (documentary on link between slavery and high numbers of black people currently imprisoned in the USA) free on Netflix and YOUTUBE

Manchester Quakers
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